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Old 01-20-2020, 04:28 PM   #101
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I have a 2018 Ford F-150 Lariat SuperCrew FX4 with the 3.0L diesel. I bought it for running around, a comfortable commuter, not necessarily for any towing.

But I ended up towing a R-Pod RP-180 and never had an issue. Driving I-75 from Atlanta to the last Goshen rally and back was a non-issue. I averaged 15MPG, overall, with the cruise control set at 65MPH while towing. When not towing I average around 22-23MPG in metro Atlanta traffic.

My trucks weak spot, for serious towing, is indeed the cargo capacity mine is rated at 1,276 pounds. Adding that nice ARE topper ate about 200+ pounds of that capacity. But an R-Pod RP-180 is light enough, the UVW is 2,950 pounds, and my loaded tongue weight was around 400 pounds, so that it wasn't an issue.

My F-150 diesel didn't cost any more than a regular F-150 Lariat to purchase. Ford was giving a rebate of $5K on diesels which is only a $4k option for the 3.0L. With the other rebates and X-Plan it was very affordable and is has all the toys I wanted.

An oil change is only $15 more than an oil change on my previous gas 5.0L F-150 XLT. The 3.0L diesel only uses 6 quarts of oil so it isn't that big of deal. Especially when you consider my 5.0L F-150 averaged around 14MPG driving locally. I've had "big" diesels before, a 7.3L Excursion and F-250's and they did cost considerably more...this one doesn't.

I see the Eco-diesel pick ups as a local commuter and light duty truck. That is what I wanted. I don't need, or want, a 3/4 ton or one ton truck. I no longer tow a TT so it is a moot point, in my case, of what can it tow. It will tow anything I want to tow.

I'm quite happy with my Eco-diesel. If you understand their limitations they can be a very good vehicle.

I've attached a picture I took in a rest stop on the way home from Goshen. After all it didn't happen without pictures...

You're going to piss off the Ford guys. You don't have an Eco diesel. You have a Powerstroke!!!
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Old 01-20-2020, 04:37 PM   #102
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Car and Driver Mag Ford, Chevy, Ram diesel comparison.
https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews...m-1500-diesel/

Spec sheet with payloads.:
https://hmg-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/fi...1579266633.pdf
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Old 01-20-2020, 05:41 PM   #103
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You can get that with a 3.5 EcoBoost Up to 510 lb ft at 2700 rpm.
Yea that engine is specified on a configuration thats made for hauling, but it ain't in the bed of the truck..
That said I sure liked mine for a 1/2 ton.
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Old 01-20-2020, 06:52 PM   #104
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You're going to piss off the Ford guys. You don't have an Eco diesel. You have a Powerstroke!!!

I was wondering when someone would catch that... It does indeed say "Power Stroke Turbo Diesel" on both front doors.
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Old 01-20-2020, 08:22 PM   #105
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Car and Driver Mag Ford, Chevy, Ram diesel comparison.
https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews...m-1500-diesel/

Spec sheet with payloads.:
https://hmg-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/fi...1579266633.pdf
And thats why I said the F150 PS was a flop. It may have the sales record but thats it.
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Old 01-21-2020, 11:48 AM   #106
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I have a 2016 1500 EcoDiesel. Tow a 6000lb camper. Great truck. When I replace it I will go with the new model Ram 1500 EcoDiesel. Round trip to Colorado (no trailer), mountains and all it averaged 24.6 mph. Towing it gets 13. I have 86000+ miles on it and have zero complaints. I wanted a 1/2 ton for the everyday comfort, economy. No regrets. I’m not a “brand” loyal type of guy. Whatever works. I did my research and I thought the EcoDiesel was the truck for me. Like I said,no regrets. From what I hear the newer model is even better. I also read that Ram outsold Chevy last year...
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Old 01-21-2020, 12:08 PM   #107
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I have a 2016 1500 EcoDiesel. Tow a 6000lb camper. Great truck. When I replace it I will go with the new model Ram 1500 EcoDiesel. Round trip to Colorado (no trailer), mountains and all it averaged 24.6 mph. Towing it gets 13. I have 86000+ miles on it and have zero complaints. I wanted a 1/2 ton for the everyday comfort, economy. No regrets. I’m not a “brand” loyal type of guy. Whatever works. I did my research and I thought the EcoDiesel was the truck for me. Like I said,no regrets. From what I hear the newer model is even better. I also read that Ram outsold Chevy last year...
The Ram ecodiesel had some pretty severe issues at first,Or potential for them but Think they are all worked out now. Better Engine numbers, more payload, all good.
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Old 01-22-2020, 10:38 PM   #108
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So a rather worthless truck for towing anything but the smallest of TT,s .

I bet the guys that own one don't think their truck is worthless...
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Old 01-23-2020, 12:49 AM   #109
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I bet the guys that own one don't think their truck is worthless...
He was talking about having a payload of 1000# and towing only the smallest of trailers. It would be certainly be worthless to me with my trailer.
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Yep ... one mans trash another mans treasure .... not sure how comparing your truck to my camper really matters??
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